Ellie | First Birthday | Lifestyle Session | Rhode Island

April 13, 2018  •  2 Comments

How did I get so lucky?  I don’t know what I did to deserve this life, but I’m so very grateful.  At this point in my life, I have to say I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.  It all stems from a series of moments and decisions, lining up perfectly over time.

            I’ve always wanted to be a momma.  I idolized my older sisters who got married and had babies, and I couldn’t wait to have what they had.   I was always in a rush to start a life similar to what my sisters had.  I didn’t realize then that I should have just embraced the moment, and that everything was coming to me eventually.   Patience, time, and having no control for what was going to happen next is very frustrating for this OCD girl.  There were many lessons that had to be learned and I definitely grew from a lot of different experiences.

            Everything changed when I met Ricky.  I never knew you could grow along side someone and push yourself to be the best version of yourself.  I would never have started a photography business.  He pushed me every year to go back out there and do what I love.  Photographing families, babies, kids, seniors, weddings, etc. is more than just taking pictures.  I get to experience a significant moment in a person’s life and freeze that moment in time.  The relationships I gained through photographing families the past few years are amazing.  I am eternally grateful to Ricky for being the best partner and father.  He saved me and showed me what I could achieve in all aspects of my life.  Not to mention, I am still madly in love with my best friend.

            Now we are parents!  I became a momma to Miss Ellie.  What I always wanted, right?  I have to admit, it wasn’t all what I thought it would be.  Being a parent is the most difficult and rewarding role.  But then again, to me it’s so worth it.  All the emotions that come flowing through is some that I have never experienced.  When I look at Ellie I always think to myself, “She will never know this kind of love until she has a child.”  Then, I think of my mum.  How she sacrificed so much.  She watched me everyday and she has so much love for me.  I’m so grateful to have such an amazing support system. 

I too, have so much love for my daughter.  Ellie makes me laugh and cry.  Sometimes at the same time!  I want her to be so happy because the happiness she brings to me, Ricky, our family and friends are more than we could have ever dreamed of.  Ellie is silly, sassy, friendly, loves music, and is so beautiful.  The past year has flown by.  I captured Ellie each month because she was constantly changing, as babies do!  I hope you enjoy seeing Ellie’s first year through my eyes.   I’m cherishing everyday because she is growing up way too fast.  We are truly blessed.


Nannie and Papi(non-registered)
What a beautiful blog! We are so proud to call you our daughter-in-law. You and Ricky are wonderful parents to our beautiful granddaughter. Yes, it is difficult, but so worth it. So excited to celebrate Ellie's first birthday. Love and kisses!
Ann-Marie Fontaine(non-registered)

She is beautiful! You certainly can see her sassiness in some of those pictures! I hope she wants to dance someday like her Mom!
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